John Calipari said that with the return of Willie Cauley-Stein, Archie Goodwin and Ryan Harrow could see less playing time.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - John Calipari said on Monday that Willie Cauley-Stein will play more against South Carolina on Tuesday than the four first-half minutes he logged against Texas A&M Saturday.
Cauley-Stein's increased playing time will mean less minutes for Ryan Harrow and Archie Goodwin, Calipari said.
“Kyle needs to play and Alex needs to play, so it would probably take minutes away from Ryan [Harrow] and probably some minutes away from Archie [Goodwin] because, if Alex and Kyle deserve to play more because of how they’re playing, well then who’s not? You’ve got to take somebody else out. And, Nerlens [Noel] deserves to play. He needs to be on the floor. You can’t say, ‘Well, I’m going to take 15 minutes from Nerlens.’ Ain’t happening. So, what that means is, ‘Alright, you’re not getting it done. You’re not getting it done. You’ve got to step back.’ And so, but Willie has got to also perform. He’s got to play the way he’s capable of and he’s fine to go. The last game, the only reason I didn’t play him in the second half is because of the way the game was going and I didn’t want Nerlens out of the game,” Calipari said.